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Old Jan 14, 2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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I'm a novice photographer and I've been looking around on the net at lenses for my S1 IS. I've read how a lot of the Ebay products are low quality so I was wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction for a tele lens. I've seen a number of 2x and 3x lenses but I'm shooting for quality.

I've seen Canon's tele lensbut adding a black lens and tube to a silver casing looks pretty bad IMO. Are there any other solid options out there besides the Canon? Price isn't really a big deal to me but I'm trying to enjoy the S1 before moving on to a digital SLR later on.

Thanks in advance guys.

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Old Feb 15, 2006, 7:20 PM   #2
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Well if you want a decnt adapter that`s not plastic , fits perfectly,and matches the camera color go to.


As for a good tele lense,,well all the decent lenses i know of that will fit are black,,,the olympus TCON1.7X works really well,,and the price is quite decent...

Message me if you want sample pics with the tcon

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Old May 17, 2006, 3:43 PM   #3
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The Raynox DCR 2020 PRO should also beinteresting. It addsa bit more zoom and the quality should be in the upper class.

I'm looking for a tele lens as well but don't know how much I would pay for it.
The 2020 is priced around $190-200.

Check it out at Raynox' website.

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Old Jun 27, 2006, 9:59 AM   #4
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You have to use the Canon TCon that's specific to the S1. I bought another Canon TCon on closeout from the local camera shop, and the pictures were horrible. Never could get a good focus. I wound up returning it and buying the specific TCon for the S1. The pictures with that are great.

I know other cameras can use 3rd party lens, but apparently the S1 can't.


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I stand corrected as the Oly 1.7 works based on others comments. The Canon Tcon I used gave completely unusable images so I had to go with the specified S1 teleconverter. I don't know why it didn't work.
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